Cognitive Medical Systems, a specialist in standards-based clinical decision support software and healthcare IT infrastructure, announced today that Chief Scientist Claude Nanjo, MPH, has received the 20th annual W. Edward Hammond, PhD, Volunteer of the Year Award from Health Level 7 (HL7). Founded in 1987, HL7 is the global authority for healthcare information interoperability and standards.

Nanjo has been a member of HL7 since 2012. He has been an instrumental volunteer on several HL7 initiatives, including the Clinical Quality Framework (CQF) initiative and the Clinical Information Modeling Initiative (CIMI). In its award HL7 cited his skill at “connecting people and building bridges between different HL7 work groups to effectively solve challenges and move projects forward.”

“Claude is an asset to the healthcare information standards community and to Cognitive,” said Douglas W. Burke, Cognitive Medical Systems President & Cofounder. “While his work is highly technical, it greatly impacts the broader healthcare industry, and ultimately patient care.”

At Cognitive Medical Systems, Nanjo is responsible for shaping the research and development roadmap and strategy. Claude is also responsible for engaging the broader Clinical Decision Support and Health Standards community on areas pertinent to Cognitive’s R&D and product directions.

About Cognitive Medical Systems, Inc.

Headquartered in San Diego, Cognitive Medical Systems is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business that specializes in standards-based software solutions for clinical workflow, decision support and data modeling projects. The company’s domain and field expertise in designing, implementing and integrating healthcare Service Oriented Architectures enables it to develop optimized solutions to complex problems for a wide range of organizations. For more information, contact